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‘Too soon’? Shoppers horrified by ‘Easter creep’ [pics]
Twitchy.com ^ | 1-18-2014 | Twitchy Staff

Posted on 01/18/2014 3:07:41 PM PST by servo1969

‘Too soon’? Shoppers horrified by ‘Easter creep’ [pics (at links)]

Posted at 1:17 pm on January 18, 2014 by Twitchy Staff | View Comments

I just saw an easter display at the store! #toosoon #cmon #itsjanuary
Jessica Michan (@jessicamichan) January 15, 2014

For the love of everything ever, it’s January.

Easter is in April this year and we haven’t even hit Valentine’s Day. But the retail calendar works a little differently these days. Behold the Easter candy displays:

I think it's a little early for the Easter candy display don't ya think ? #easter http://t.co/zdsDF3Rm6L
Frank Marzullo (@TrustFrank19) January 09, 2014

Yes, we do.

Good grief, that's ridiculous. It's practically in May this year RT @bccohan: CVS already has Easter candy out?!? http://t.co/JOyeM1hbDP
LP (@LesliHannah) January 17, 2014

Seriously?? #eastercreep http://t.co/VwLSQ7JQ
Justin Norris (@3lderdragon) January 03, 2013

Easter Candy is already in the stores!! lol http://t.co/kRA1JWyBhH
Laura (@AquaBugg) January 06, 2014

Easter candy is out along with Valentines Day stuffy. #Holidaycreep http://t.co/5uzs1eSThp
Lin (@Lin_Dolin) January 14, 2014

Are you kidding me! Easter candy already available! Give me a break! Ridiculous! 2 soon! http://t.co/YHr7MUHgUB
Maricela A Scott (@FabulousAunt) January 16, 2014

THEY ALREADY HAVE EASTER CANDY IN TARGET. IT IS JANUARY. http://t.co/VZnxU6pbRJ
Elizabeth Merritt (@EGMerritt) January 15, 2014

NO, NO, NO! Its still a month until Valentine's Day. I do not accept Easter candy being sold! http://t.co/7AffkQ7GtR
Danielle (@NY_dee) January 15, 2014

Surely this should not be allowed! Easter candy sales already? http://t.co/8MNKWxTHic
Kay or Ari (@kayakaari) January 10, 2014

Some stores didn’t even wait until January.

Now I think CVS is just trolling me. They put out the Easter candy two days after Christmas! http://t.co/stWsRfYVSZ
Ted Nesi (@tednesi) December 28, 2013

My sister took this picture – Valentine's Day & Easter candy already in our local store! D: http://t.co/AiNPJy9sYR
Jamie ☆ ♪ (@galaxia416) December 27, 2013

Oh good, they got the Easter candy out. I was worried they might put that out too early this year. 😬 http://t.co/u9vKPdMGyn
Dave Perillo (@Montygog) December 24, 2013

December? Come on.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Food; Humor; Local News; Miscellaneous; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: candy; early; easter; eastercommercialism; eastercommercials; stores
Easter candy out on Dec. 27?
That's 116 days before the holiday.
That is literally the same as putting Halloween candy out for sale on July 9th.
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Which I totally expect to happen.
1 posted on 01/18/2014 3:07:41 PM PST by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Personally I saw Easter candy at local Walgreens week after New year day LOL!


2 posted on 01/18/2014 3:08:38 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: servo1969
‘Too soon’? Shoppers horrified by ‘Easter creep’

Perhaps they are just afraid of the arrival of final justice.

3 posted on 01/18/2014 3:14:56 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: servo1969

At my Walmart, Valentine’s Day arrived on December 26.


4 posted on 01/18/2014 3:18:03 PM PST by Tax-chick (Tell the mad chameleon he's not welcome anymore.)
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To: Caipirabob

Yeah I would be afraid of that myself.


5 posted on 01/18/2014 3:20:28 PM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: Tax-chick

All stores have seasonal sections. It really just amounts to keeping the shelves full.


6 posted on 01/18/2014 3:24:53 PM PST by pnut22
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To: servo1969

Saw a bunch of Easter stuff in Hobby Lobby the other day.


7 posted on 01/18/2014 3:25:54 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: servo1969

I’m not sure if it’s Holiday ‘Creep’ or a more visible sign that ‘Retail’ is in really tough straits and is looking for every dollar they can get to save themselves... and their stores.


8 posted on 01/18/2014 3:28:05 PM PST by The Working Man
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To: Tax-chick

Only 27 days left until Valentines Day!


9 posted on 01/18/2014 3:28:12 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

Bah humbug!


10 posted on 01/18/2014 3:29:02 PM PST by nfldgirl
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To: smokingfrog

My husband is going to the Myrtle Beach Marathon with one of our sons for Valentine’s Day.


11 posted on 01/18/2014 3:32:22 PM PST by Tax-chick (Tell the mad chameleon he's not welcome anymore.)
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To: pnut22

Yes, they need to have new stuff to sell. I’m more confused by the arrival of summer clothes, when we’re freezing.


12 posted on 01/18/2014 3:33:18 PM PST by Tax-chick (Tell the mad chameleon he's not welcome anymore.)
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To: Tax-chick

All retail is much worse than is being reported.

A friend in upstate NY told me that the annual craft show which is held for a month in a major mall was 86% down from previous years and that was just before Christmas.

If your inbox is like mine, the *sales* and *specials* have become a joke. For the past month, every retailer is “extending sales” and they also send *updates* 3 or more times a day. Retailers I have ordered from 2x in 8 years tell me I am a *favored* customer and they have a *Special* “just for you”.

I wonder if the candy wholesalers offered discounts for volume and the retailers took it and now are trying o increase sales by offering it earlier.

I sell wholesale. Every distributor wanted to order below minimums around Christmas. We stuck to our policies and all said they would wait to order mid-January. We’ll see what next week brings.

Everyone is tapped out or stretched. Even if they are still in the stock market and made money this year, they are paying commissions and taxes. Wealthy folks we know who were going to stay working for several more years, usually for spousal health insurance benefits, are now retiring in 2014. Best guess is they will save a lot on taxes and they just found out the health insurance benefits are less than they were hoping.

In my area, this is always a slow month, because property taxes are due 1/31. This year, add in that heating costs for December were about 20% higher than last year. As a wholesaler, I know no one wants inventory before the end of January because they will be taxed on it.

The administration and the progs are killing this country.


13 posted on 01/18/2014 3:33:43 PM PST by reformedliberal
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To: servo1969

If I were Emperor of America, we’d have 2 seasons. Easter and Christmas :-)


14 posted on 01/18/2014 3:34:19 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar for you if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: smokingfrog

I understand it better in craft stores. Crafters need time to create/make stuff. I don’t know why anyone would want to buy Easter candy months ahead of time - wouldn’t it go stale? Or perhaps they just want to munch on Easter candy for a couple of months!


15 posted on 01/18/2014 3:35:45 PM PST by aberaussie
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To: Tax-chick

Bill?
I couldn’t run a marathon if my life depended on it.


16 posted on 01/18/2014 3:39:46 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: aberaussie

Gotta satisfy that peeps craving you’ve been waiting so long for...


17 posted on 01/18/2014 3:41:51 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Mean Maryjean

18 posted on 01/18/2014 3:47:01 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: All

it’s to be expected. Christmas stuff starts to show-up after labor day, valentine’s day starts 12/26 and Easter is next.
I’m assuming that it’s worthwhile and there is science behind it or stores would not be doing it.

Christmas sales were in the shitter this year so they need to start earlier and keep the shelves filled. The local Walmart and Target and even Home Depot all have multiple retail racks filled with empty plastic storage bins.


19 posted on 01/18/2014 3:47:37 PM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: aberaussie

The retailers know that dirty little secret; most Americans are Snacking Addicts, so any cute and fuzzy excuse to eat a feedbag o snacks will do for many consumers. Why let kids have all the fun? Nowadays, you can order online, so nobody sees you at Kroger’s on January 18th, pulling two shopping carts overflowing with Valentine Chocolates, Shamrock Cookies, those Foil Wrapped, Reese Peanut-Butter Easter Eggs, or the Chocolate Bunny Soldiers. Each candy order ends with customer comment; ‘I was requested to place this early order right now, for a friend.”


20 posted on 01/18/2014 3:51:31 PM PST by lee martell
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To: aberaussie; smokingfrog
" I don’t know why anyone would want to buy Easter candy months ahead of time - wouldn’t it go stale?"

From what I understand. Peeps connoisseurs prefer them stale. Ugh.

21 posted on 01/18/2014 3:54:44 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: servo1969

If people don’t like capitalism TOUGH. Stores can do as they please. So sick of cry babies. If they don’t like it, open their own dang store. I will agree that before Valentine’s Day is interesting but I guess they will sell both for awhile.


22 posted on 01/18/2014 3:55:51 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Tax-chick

Horrid timing. I always wonder who makes these arrangements, probably single guys who never dated. lol.


23 posted on 01/18/2014 3:57:53 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Tax-chick

You have a walmart?


24 posted on 01/18/2014 3:58:35 PM PST by Wyrd bið ful aræd (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: reformedliberal

In my area, this is always a slow month, because property taxes are due 1/31.

That is really weird. Ours are due in July.


25 posted on 01/18/2014 3:59:32 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: aberaussie

I could see myself buying PEEPS and eating them way before Easter which results in me having to buy more and more and more and more…..rinse and repeat.


26 posted on 01/18/2014 4:00:44 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Of my very own. Doesn’t everyone?


27 posted on 01/18/2014 4:02:26 PM PST by Tax-chick (Tell the mad chameleon he's not welcome anymore.)
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To: smokingfrog

Bill. He’s 19. He was a wreck after the Outer Banks Marathon, Veterans’ Day weekend, but he’s been training more in the last couple of months. I deduce that his mysterious girlfriend, Rachel, likes him to be fit.


28 posted on 01/18/2014 4:03:58 PM PST by Tax-chick (Tell the mad chameleon he's not welcome anymore.)
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To: napscoordinator

Runners are in their own universe. My family is a little funny about holidays. My mother’s birthday is May 4, and my father’s is June 4. We always celebrated their birthdays instead of Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. Their birthdays are personal, after all.

Our anniversary is February 4, so we recognize that instead of Valentine’s Day, because it’s personal.

If Easter wasn’t such a big deal in the Church, we’d end up just celebrating birthdays then, too: Anoreth on March 27, Sally on March 30, Elen on April 2, and Bill on April 6.


29 posted on 01/18/2014 4:06:18 PM PST by Tax-chick (Tell the mad chameleon he's not welcome anymore.)
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To: reformedliberal

That’s very interesting, thanks.


30 posted on 01/18/2014 4:06:51 PM PST by Tax-chick (Tell the mad chameleon he's not welcome anymore.)
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To: Tax-chick
I swapped mine for a bridge.

Bad trade.

31 posted on 01/18/2014 4:09:12 PM PST by Wyrd bið ful aræd (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

You can’t buy wine at a bridge!


32 posted on 01/18/2014 4:10:10 PM PST by Tax-chick (Tell the mad chameleon he's not welcome anymore.)
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To: servo1969

Are the Peeps on the shelf? Wait til I tell Mr. GG2. :-)


33 posted on 01/18/2014 4:11:36 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: servo1969
What has me frightened is that Sam Adams already has their "Spring Thaw" variety 12-pack on the shelves. I still have snow on the ground and I'm working on a refrigerator full of Winter Lagers and Old Fezziwigs.


34 posted on 01/18/2014 4:17:20 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

Samuel Adams knew what the weather was, and it wasn’t any “Spring Thaw” in January!


35 posted on 01/18/2014 4:18:52 PM PST by Tax-chick (Tell the mad chameleon he's not welcome anymore.)
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To: The Working Man

My first thought too


36 posted on 01/18/2014 5:05:57 PM PST by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothings)
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To: smokingfrog

Gotta satisfy that peeps craving you’ve been waiting so long for...

***
Not any more. The people who make the Peeps got very clever a few years ago, and you can now find their products for all sorts of holidays, as, I have seen snowmen, hearts, and Halloween pumpkins made out of whatever that marshmallow stuff is.


37 posted on 01/18/2014 5:07:09 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: servo1969

There was a narrow column of Christmas items up at the end of September in place as they started to fill the aisles for Halloween.
Retailers are desperate for sales, so they latch onto any holiday that can generate income.


38 posted on 01/18/2014 5:08:06 PM PST by tbw2
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To: napscoordinator

Ok, I guess I get buying the Peeps.... but I would not like them stale.


39 posted on 01/18/2014 5:10:13 PM PST by aberaussie
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To: servo1969

I saw Reese’s and Cadbury eggs in the grocery on New Year’s Day. Valentine’s were out the day after Christmas.


40 posted on 01/18/2014 5:17:40 PM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: napscoordinator

We can pay all of it in January or 1/2 in January and 1/2 in July.

Not sure if it is set by the state or the county.


41 posted on 01/18/2014 6:19:46 PM PST by reformedliberal
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To: servo1969

They still have “Easter” candy? I thought it was all “spring” candy now.


42 posted on 01/18/2014 6:23:53 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Bigg Red

In minnepolis we have the peeps store at the mall of America.. year round peeps!


43 posted on 01/18/2014 6:38:50 PM PST by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: aberaussie

Stale is the best.

We always slit the plastic and let them sit for a few days.


44 posted on 01/18/2014 6:39:40 PM PST by reformedliberal
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To: smokingfrog
Gotta satisfy that peeps craving you’ve been waiting so long for...

I heard that the chocolate peppermint peeps that were out around Christmas were pretty good.

45 posted on 01/18/2014 6:50:52 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (It is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.)
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To: smokingfrog
Saw a bunch of Easter stuff in Hobby Lobby the other day.

It's a little different at Hobby Lobby and Michael's because they are oriented toward selling equipment and supplies for crafts. If you're going to make some kind of holiday decoration, as many of us do, you need to be starting several months before the holiday. The displays put us in the mood to start on making stuff.

But a display of holiday candy several months before a holiday is DISGUSTING. Makes you realize that either (a) the candy is going to be rotten by the time the holiday arrives, or (b) it's full of whatever hideous toxic chemicals keep it from rotting in the intervening four or five months. In either case, Yuck.

46 posted on 01/18/2014 6:55:38 PM PST by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: servo1969

My local grocery store has Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s and Easter displays already — went up right after Christmas.

I teach crafts so in a crafts store it is normal to see “Christmas in July” because crafters like to start 6 months before the holiday. Halloween usually appears around July or August, Valentine’s Day even before Christmas.

But, I too am seeing this in other stores. Pretty soon, ALL the holidays will be displayed all year round.


47 posted on 01/18/2014 7:59:18 PM PST by Bon of Babble (Don't want to brag...but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school!!)
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To: reformedliberal

Last Easter we discovered the joy of Peeps smores....


48 posted on 01/19/2014 5:51:50 PM PST by aberaussie
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